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Q: Lost security permissions on a User.

Hi, im not too tech savy but i'll try to explain my problem as best I can and hopefully someone can help.

Ok I have two users on my computer, one is mine which has been running for longer and has always been the administrator. I havent been on it for awhile but when i went on yesterday its wasnt showing the wallpaper, internet wasnt working. After a bit of looking i found that all the files on this user did not show itself in the security permissions for those files, only read something else, not full control. I reset the whole user for full control of the files but now its not saving cookies on google chrome even though chrome settings are correct and its reinstalled. Also i get some other programs saying they cant save things like history files even though i reinstall these too. As far as i can tell its not recognising that my account is the admin or has full security access to everything it should even though my password is still the admin password

Does anyone know what might have made this happen and a way of fixing it cause constantly inputting passwords on the internet isnt fun.

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A: Lost security permissions on a User.

The simple way of solving this is to create another admin account, and move over your pictures, documents etc to the new account.

Using an admin password does not automatically give you full access to everything. Your access level depends on the Security settings tab in each folder/file properties.

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Hi all,

I've searched high and low, but cant find an answer to this particularly annoying problem I have with my XP Home Edition.

I have a user set up since original install and I've had no problems with it until I ran windowsupdate a couple of days ago. When I ran the windowsupdate, I downloaded the latest update installer (v5) as it asked me to and then clicked on 'Custom Install: High Priority and Optional Updates for Your Computer' and I get a message back :

[Error number: 0x800A0046]
Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page. You may find the following resources helpful in resolving the problem:...blah, blah, blah

This happens time and time again, following reboots etc. etc.

I've also noticed that I can no longer view the application or system event log although I can view the security event log. The message I get when trying to view the application or system logs is "Unable to complete the operation on "Application". Access is denied."

Looking on the support.microsoft site, it mentions the error number above (0x800A0046), but seems to intimate this is either a Professional Edition error or they don't have a record of it happening on Home Edition??!!?!

Has anyone seen this before or got any ideas on how to fix it before I blow my top and reinstall?


A:lost permissions with 'Administrator' user

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Running Vista Business on a Dell Latitude 630. Setup my daughter's account (admin privs as she's taking it off to college). The other day she reported "Nothing works". You can login fine, but when you try to execute any program you get "Windows cannot access the specified device.... You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." The admin account I'd setup for myself works fine. Was able to create a new account for her. However, as she'd setup a lot of things in the old account, I'd love to be able to get it back working.

User directory in "Users" folder seems fine.



A:Lost user permissions in Vista Business

Are you sure that account is set to admin?

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I'm at a bit of a loss on this one... My wife's laptop sat unused for a week while she was away. Upon return, none of her applications (OpenOffice, iTunes, etc) would open and she couldn't access any of her files (docs, images, music, etc). She was getting a permission denied error. Looking a little closer, she doesn't have permissions for anything. A bit of fiddling and some reboots and we're no closer. I can log into the laptop using my credentials and I have access to everything, including her files.

My wife's account is a Microsoft live account, while mine is a local account. They are both members of the Administrators group. Nothing was installed just before she went away or while she was away. I can't figure out what would have caused this. There's a lot of history in her account that she doesn't want to lose and have to rebuild (browser favourites, iTunes library, etc). Everything is still there.

any thoughts would be really appreciated.


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UPDATE: I went to the .exe and checked my permissions, I had no "special" permissions just read/write iirc. Set my access to full control and ran the .exe directly (no shortcut) still doesn't work properly. Neither does running as administrator. I should also mention that I'm able to copy files into there without any problem...So now I have no idea what it's doing. One weird thing I noticed though was that my user folder has a padlock on it...doesn't seem to make any difference, but again I don't remember that ever being there on my previous installation.
Okay, so I have my new PC up and running.

Windows 7 installed fine, set it up as far as I can tell exactly how I have every time before...however I think I'm still having problems with being the "total admin".

I run an Authoring Tool for E-Learning and it ran fine on my previous PC/Win7 installation. Now it was refusing me access to the temp folder.

I looked into the permissions for it and found the following:

The everyone group has full permission, but when I look at my account/group I only have "special permission". Just...wtf? I'm the only user on this PC, I don't seem to have a problem with anything else, but why if I'm the "admin" (and only user) do I not have full permissions for everything?

Now, I set my permission to "full control", but "special permissions" is still ticked. The problem is that this program writes to the t... Read more

A:Security - User Permissions - Why don't I have access to everything?

Windows does not give access or ownership or permission to all system files to any standard user, even not to the administrator. The permissions are with TrustedInstaller. You may read about it here: What is TrustedInstaller.exe in Windows 7 | 8 or here: Windows Modules Installer - TrustedInstaller.exe - Program Information

You can take ownership of the files....
Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
Take Ownership Shortcut
But remember that it is risky. Better you dont use it abruptly, without consulting with some advanced user in our forums.

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Hello everyone,

I started using Windows 7 a few months ago and I'm probably still not aware of all of its basic features you find yourself messing with everyday. The main issue I have with it, is the permissions limitations and / or the user account types, two things I don't recall messing with, when I was using Win XP.

I think the root of the problem is that my user is not "fully recognized" as an administrator. I.E., when going to a folder's properties, I see quite many terms that simply try to divide users (I'm a solo users of my PC, which I think is pretty obvious), into security-related groups:

Users (user-PC\Users)
Authenticated Users

and there's also an 'Owner'. Also, for some reason when administrators have full control, I don't. Which is pretty weird, since my user account is of administrator-type.

I really don't want to get into what everything means; what I simply need is to get direct access to my files without messing with notifications, errors, permissions and the like. These are pretty useless to me as I'm no organization or company, and running a simple and basic PC for my daily studies and leisure. No Pentagon secrets or whatever...

Well, having said all that, could someone guide me through the process of turning these features off, or at least configuring them in a way I won't be needing to mess around again ?


A:New Win7 user having problems with security & permissions

Hi ggh78, I recommend leaving UAC (User Account Control) @ default. If not done, use a password, and as your the only user you can, configure W7 to log you on automatically:

-click Start and type netplwiz in the Search field and then press Enter.

-click Continue when the User Account Control window appears.

From the User Accounts window that appears, verify that the account you want to log on with is selected. Clear the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer option and click OK.
Provide the password for the user account when prompted and restart your computer. W7 will automatically log on with that user account.

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Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-1345748419-2493160549-2943627078-1000)
has full permissions in the "Advanced Security Settings" for my own user account on my Win 10 Pro 64-bit PC.
What is it? Is this normal?

If I go to C:\Users\ , it lists four users:

If I right-click on [Myself] and hit Properties, then go to the security tab, it lists four "Group or user names:" with certain Permissions:
SYSTEM with full permissions - all items checked
Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-1345748419-2493160549-2943627078-1000) with the same full permissions - all items checked
[Myself] with the same full permissions - all items checked
Administrators with the same full permissions - all items checked

What is the Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-1345748419-2493160549-2943627078-1000), and how did it get there?

Two clues:
1) My PC is dual-booting Win 7 Pro 64-bit and this Win 10 Pro 64-bit. I'm in the Win 10
2) 15 minutes ago (and before checking this), I turned on Public file sharing so other PCs on my home network could see any documents I put in those Public folders or maybe vice versa. I do NOT have "Homegroup" turned on.

But wha' happening here?

A:Account Unknown has full Security permissions on my own User - huh?

Hello glnz,

You will see "Account Unknown" for an account that is not currently available. This could be from an account you deleted that had permissions, or from an account on another computer that is not connected.

Either way, it's safe to remove any listed "Account Unknown" entries in permissions if you are sure it's for an account that will no longer need permissions for the item.

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I'm looking for a way to give a user admin permissions for his regular AD account on his computer.
Example: he is logged on as a regular user but needs to install software.
I want to give him admin permissions until reboot or some other point in time after which he loses his permissions again and has to ask again.

I know giving admin access to users is a bad idea and all, but that's how it goes.
with "whoami /logonid" I get an ID that I can add to the administrators group by code like this
$objUser = [ADSI]("WinNT://$id")
$objGroup = [ADSI]("WinNT://$computer/Administrators")
To my amazement, this works: now the user can enter his own credentials in a UAC box and get admin access. After a reboot/logon this ID changes so he would need to ask admin permissions again.
It's possible to ask the user for a motivation and log this and to also clean up the administrators group at a given interval or at boot as well as check if a user is allowed to elevate his rights on this computer. Of course once a user has admin rights
he can circumvent all this, but that's something we have to live with. What's most important is dat not just anyone can elevate his rights.
I'm looking for opinions on this way of working. Anyone have experience with this mechanism? Is it reliable and secure (as far as giving admin rights to a user can be secure...)? I may be missing something.

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I run windows 7 premium 64 and all of the sudden I stated to get this popup after windows loads that says
"C:\User\Lori-Bee\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost"
How can I fix this?...I tried check disk running CCleaner ....No difference

A:C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost

Hi there ... Read the Link below and follow the Instructions ..
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Error 182418Log.iniis lost

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I just wanted to know whether its possible for a standard user to be abe to install programs/apps on their account. Basically im the admin and have a password on my account. I want to create another user for everyone to use and allow them to install programs, however i dont want them to be able to access my files or folders through the C:/Users section, is this possible to do?

I know you can stop them seeing your files and folders if they have a standard account,but they cant install anything.

Please let me know, thanks

A:User Permissions Standard user

Oh so i can make them admin, but make the permissions to my files private, right?

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I inherited a Dell XP420 Computer with Vista Operating System from my stepson Pat who could never figure out the machine.

I seem to have many problems with Vista revolving around User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control and directory structure. etc.

I?ve been working around UAC problems, but there has to be a way out of this. My most recent issue:

IE has problems fully loading web pages. With IE, like several programs that I run with this computer I get messages that say I have corrupt files. I get object error warnings Chkdsk does not fix problems.

While shopping for a new car battery, with many pages open, the computer completely hung up last night. I had to kill power and reboot.

IE7 did not work, I Unloaded and IE7 would not work also. Google Chrome is fine, I have internet access. I reset all defaults.

After hours of messing around, I discovered the way to start IE is ?Run as Administrator?
Then like so many other programs I run, I get the screen Windows screen
? A Program needs your permission to continue.?

When I dumped my old files on this XP420 computer from my old computer, They resided in User ?Mike_W_old.? I had no permissions with this user, so I moved all the files to ?Pat? I renamed user/administrator Pat to Mike _W under the desktop, but the user pat did not update under the OS C:\ drive \ Users\ Pat and there is no option to rename here.

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A:User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an

Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer

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running win2000 pro on a stand alone pc with 2 hard drives both ntfs. is there any way that i can stop user's being able to access the second drive or certain directorys on the drive??

thanks in advance for any help


A:win 2k User Permissions?

If it's a standalone with NTFS you can do any number of things. If you don't want them to find it at all put a $ sign in the share name. Right click the drive you want to restrict access to and select permissions, take out the everyone and put your local account or admin account in there.

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I am looking for some guidance on how to break some user permissions from a lap top hard drive to an external hard drive. I was deployed overseas and my lap top quit working on me. The hard drive is still good, everything works find when i connect it via usb to my desktop, I just can't transfer over anything because of user permissions. any help with this would be great . thank you for the time


A:user permissions

You will need to take ownership of the entire hard drive. Assuming that you are using Windows XP, try this Microsoft Help & Support article.

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So a couple months ago my roommate was using my computer and tried to install a "free" game on the Internet. From that I got a bunch of malware and I think a virus. I tried to fix by uninstalling suspicious software or applications. It worked for awhile but I made the stupid choice to download a torrent that I think infected my computer even more. I've done a lot of research and have tried everything to fix it. I first tried to install malware bytes to scan my pc. But it won't let install any type of anti malware software. Also when I uninstalled suspicious software I think I might have uninstalled necessary programs or software. I also tried to figure out how to disable proxy settings but mistakenly disable my permissions to change them. I'm stuck and have no idea where to go. I'm not
Computer expert and have no money to take my PC to a repair place. I need my computer for school so if someone could at least point me in the right director it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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I'm setting up a few Win7 machines for a client, and they want an "admin" account (in addition to the standard "administrator" account), and a "user" account for each computer.

I want the users to be able to connect to any wifi network they have available, however due to user permissions, they are prompted for the admin password whenever they try to make the wifi network "Work" or "Home".

I've tried granting the user account "Power User" access, but this does not help. Am I stuck being forced to completely disable UAC, or are there any group policies available that would allow users to only be prompted for admin password when they want to do something "administration-like"? (Such as accessing another user's folders, setting up a file share, etc...

I want users to be able to install printer drivers, select a "Work" or "Home" network, but NOT to install software applications (outside of printer drivers). None of these machines are connected to a domain, only a "workgroup", as all shared files are accessible via a Sharepoint site in the cloud.

Thanks in advance!

A:user permissions

Well, if these are desktop machines, then there should be no problems with having the admin come over to set up networking just once.

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I am running Win XP on a laptop. I know in XP Pro you can set up user premissions, ie cant download, etc. Can this be done in XP home? I have looked in Admin services but cant seem to find anything. Thanks for all the help!

A:User Permissions

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I want to install the utilities that came with my Asus P8P67 Motherboard. When I have them installed, however, all of the non-admin accounts keep getting a string of 5-6 admin password requests to allow the programs to make changes. This is more than a little tedious.

I tried to run them as an administrator but that didn't change anything.

Any suggestions other than not installing the utilities?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Professional if it matter.

Thank you.

A:User Permissions

I wouldn't install anything that changed Windows default security settings. Can you choose only some of them?

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Well I am trying to fix a friends computer and I think there is some kind of virus. All of the permissions seem to have been set to not have access to anything even on the administrator account. Whenever I try to do anything like open anything in control panel or even open internet explorer it gives me a message saying:

"..you may not have appropriate permissions.."

That is cut down version of the message but I think you may get the idea. If not I will try to re-create the message and write down the whole message, however that computer is just so slow right now it takes a long time for things to load up.

I have taken a brief attempt to install some anti-malware programs, however I can't even install anything right now. I have no permissions to do anything.

The computer is an older compaq presario.

Can somebody advise me of where I can start here?

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I installed programs under two user accounts that my son has since deleted.
I set up a new standard account and Admin account but cannot access the programs installed under the two deleted accounts.

Is there any way to regain access?

And even as administrator I cannot access or change permissions on several folders/files, so I can't delete old documents or folders associated with those deleted accounts.

What can I do to clean up deleted accounts, including installed software now invisible?

I'm using: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb

A:Permissions and lost Access

This may help (how to enable and use the "real" Administrator account that's installed by default):

The built-in or "real" Administrator account has greater access privileges than an admin user account, which is why it should only be used for troubleshooting purposes. I suggest you "kill" your internet connection whilst using it.

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Hi, I have searched and searched for an answer to my question/issue. I have found several answers but none seem to be the right one.

I have lost Administrator Permissions. This is my home computer, I am the only user. My account shows that I have administrator rights, and deny IS NOT indicated.

How do I get my administrator rights/permissions back?


A:Administrator Permissions - lost

What are you trying to do? In Windows 7 many programs need to be Run As Administrator, even if you are an Administrator user. Is that what you are talking about?

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUS
System Model: All Series
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/20/15 15:03:48 Ver: 07.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16328MB RAM
Page File: 1820MB used, 30831MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Hi I had this problem a few week ago


and since then I have been using the take ownership reg edit quite a bit. I also had a problem with windows update


So I downloaded this ...


Now my system permissions are all messed up and I am unable to install anything to C Drive it seems.
I get error messages saying log in as administrator, or folder in use ect ect.

I'm not sure if this was my fault or not.

How can I fix this mess?

A:User Permissions all messed up

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I need some help. I am trying to stop users from changing the permissions on their profiles.


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I would like to have a detailed list of the permissions available for each user type in Windows 7 namely: Local Administrators, Power Users, and Standard Users. I have already researched on the internet but I have not yet seen a detailed list of the available permissions for each user account type. The more specific permissions the better (the ones that I am seeing on the internet only provide a general description on what permissions are allowed for each user type.

Thank you!

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I'm currently using Windows XP Professional Edition. For some reason all my accounts including the administrative accounts are limited to guest priviledges. All my original passwords for the accounts still work. I want to be able to change the permissions on these accounts back to administrator accounts but the OS won't let me since I do not have administrative permissions on any of the accounts that are on the computer.

A:Windows XP Pro User Permissions

If you boot into 'Safe Mode' you should be able to access the main 'Administrator' account, unless it has been deleted or corrupted. This account doesn't show on the login screen if there are other accounts present, so hopefully no one has messed with its settings. HTH

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While trying to delete the old windows files after an upgrade it kept denying deletion because TrustedInstaller wouldn't allow it so I tried to change ownership from TrustedInstaller to to administrators group and things went down hill from here. apparently a 2nd group of administrators was created and by mistake I deleted the old (original) one, there is also a user called 'CREATOR OWNER' which I deleted too but shows up somehow on other files. It won't allow me to delete these files and asks for permissions from administrators which apparently now is a separate group.

How do I fix this cluster&$^&#? thanks.

For more illustration, this is what it looks like:

A:I messed with User permissions..

Hello and welcome to TenForums

If you have set up system restore points the simplest way to fix this is to revert back to a earlier point in time.

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I have been grappling with my attempts to use batch files to perform selective backup to an external hard-drive. I also have been unable to backup my Quicken data file. Each time I visit a folder I find in "read-only". Then I proceed to change it from "Read-Only". When I return I find it still set "read-Only". I also tried to modify account privileges to allow me to change file attributes. None of this worked. What can be done so I can operate as administrator (with full privileges) to (1) allow me to write and/or change a file / folder ; and (2) to keep the OS from asking me each time if I want to do something?

At this point, if I could have purchased a pc with XP I never would have gone to Win 7. I thought MS fixed all the annoying problems extant in Vista?

I still have a problem getting my other networked PC (running Vista) to be able to access the printers physically connected to my Win 7 machine.

A:Windows 7 user permissions

First, folders always have the readonly flag set. It's always been that way it's actually used to mark that te folder has or is set to be customized. XP was the same way.

BUT, are these files from a folder or drive that was from an older install of windows? OIf so then they belong to a different user. You need to "Take Ownership" of the folders to get full permissions on them for yourself. THis may help Take Ownership Shortcut

It's also possible that quicken itself is locking the file down so "users" don't accidentally delete it. Though you should be able to back it up with read only permissions anyway, so I'm not sure /exactly/ what's going on... Try looking at the advanced permissions and see what user does own the file...

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I am doing a GCSE project using access and i am doing a restraunt booking system but due to system restraints i cannot set up user permissions to restrict access to certain pieces of my datatbase. So i was thinking is there a way to create a piece of programming code which would allow users to be taken to differnet switchboards depending on which word they type into a text box (a bit like a less complex password field) e.g if you type admin into textbox you go to the admin switchboard or if you type waiter you go to a limited switchboard.

Any advice would be great

Thanks guys im relying on you

STUART (stupiehelp)

A:Access - User permissions

I think the easiest workaround is to create welcome screen, which is shown to everyone. This should be a form with a textbox or bitmap image or anything, plus an OK button somewhere. Then you can create an onClose event to this form, which examines currentuser and opens different switchboards accodingly.

EDIT: sample code

Private Sub Form_Close()
Select Case CurrentUser
Case "admin"
DoCmd.OpenForm "FormAdmin"
Case "waiter"
DoCmd.OpenForm "FormWaiter"
End Select
End Sub

PS: CurrentUser contains the user ID, which is typed in when a user logs in to the database. If your DB is not protected, then everyone logs in as admin.

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(Sorry if this is in the wrong area I cant find any area of this forums relating to user accounts).

So I changed my user account to the Windows 7 Super Admin account because I am easily annoyed when a computer tries to lock me out of areas :P I am completely okay with this and have no issues. However, many people keep telling me all about how this is a very bad thing to do, e.g. if I get a virus the virus has full control of my system. I dont disagree with this and I can understand it, I just find the benefits of super admin outweigh the risk considering I generally know what I am doing, how to avoid viruses, etc.

I have considered though swapping back to a regular admin account and enabling UAC, however there is so much data, programs installed, program preferences, etc stored on my user, last time I changed it was about a month before things were back to normal. Does anyone know how I could just change the permissions of my current account (the super admin account)?

I somehow doubt it is possible, considering this is the super admin account, if anyone instead knows of a good user migration tool that can transfer data from user to user that would also be great.


A:Changing User Permissions

If you were to change the permissions which applied to your current account, you would effectively be changing the permissions for the system admin account. Anything executed or done as system admin would be within the confines of the set parameters, which may have an effect on certain applications, depending on how they are coded.

To draw comparison, its like having superuser and user in linux, and allowing su only to do what user can do, thus eliminating any possibility of using elevated permissions through su (su or sudo would still happen, superuser still exists, but permissions would be rejected)

It is slightly different with Windows 7, and it wouldn't be that drastic, but there are some processes I believe which rely on the system administrator account.

That being said, I'm not sure how you would go about stripping the Sytem Admin account of its power in the first place, or even if its possible.

I sounded much more helpful in my head than I actually was. Ah well :/

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I have set up a laptop running Windows 7 with an Administrator Account and a general User Account (not the Windows 7 Guest). When I log on to the User Account, I get two *.exe files trying to load which require administrator permissions. The files are part of the laptop manufacturers maintenance suite which manages laptop battery use etc so they are OK to run.

How do I give permission for these *.exe files to load automatically when the User Account starts up?



A:Permissions on User Accounts

well, u can add exceptions.
1. go to Start>run type "msconfig" then press Enter or click run.
the system config will popup on the desktop.
2. go to "startup" tab.
3. un-mark the desired "[your program].exe" program.
press enter. and restart the pc.
it will turn off the program that was starting automatically.
the ms config would be like this
type "UAC" on start manu
goto "change user accounts settings"
turn the slider to "never notify"
click ok/done
or C:
To mark an application to always run elevated


Right-click an application that is not likely to have been assigned an administrative token, such as a word processing application.

Click Properties, and then select the Compatibility tab.

Under Privilege Level, select Run this program as an administrator, and then click OK.

these may works for u.
i am with B. so it never bothers me. have a nice day

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I am new to setting up users accounts in XP pro. I am the only user of this computer so I have setup one limited account for myself to do all general work on except adminisatrative tasks. My problem is that whenever I want to move a file, rename a file etc as a limited user I get an error message saying - "Access denied Make sure that the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use". At the time no other users accounts are logged on and the disk is not full, I can do these actions as an administrator but not as a limited user. Could someone help me setup this account so I can do these simple tasks



A:Limted user's permissions with XP Pro

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So something is wired here i have not changed anything but my user permissions look strange, i am admin on this pc always have been but this looks strange any help would be appreciated here is a picture off my user permission on a application, what gives here. and how can i fix if i need to.

A:something looks wired about my user permissions

you probably have your built in Admin account disabled.

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Hi, I have 2 XP machines using SP2, what I am trying to do is use the remote user function of perfect disk 7.0 so that I can defrag my other computer from my main computer. The computers are networked correctly, sharing works and the like. But when I try to access perfect disk on computer 2 it tells me I do not have permission to access the program, and that I need to be a member of the admin group. Could someone please explaine to me what I need to do to add computer 1 to the admin group of computer 2, or give me a link to a web page that will explaine it. Thank you

If this post is not in the right place, could a admin move it for me...thanks

A:Remote user permissions

If your running xp home you can not perform that.

Here is an explination of your error from the manufacturer of PerfectDisk


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I got a new PC a while ago and i think the permissions are messed up. Sometimes i get "you don't have enough permissions to uninstall this software. contact the systems administrator" thingies, etc.
Is there any way i can "reset" permissions and then give myself all the admin rights?

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I'd like to share a folder only for a certain user on a LAN. I'm on Win7-hp and the user is on XP-h. But when I go to assign permissions, the Location field only allows choices from my Win7 machine. If I put the XP user's name in directly, it flags that error.

The Win7 user is an admin, and I've tried this with both an XP admin and user account.

Surely there is some way to do this? Or alternatively, is there some way to do this via subnets?


A:Permissions for user on network

The easiest way to do this is to set up a another standard User account on your machine then set up another seperate standard User account on the XP machine then share the special secret files between those two User accounts. This will keep anyone else on the network locked out of those file shares.

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Hi guys.

I removed my friends laptop hard drive and plugged it in via usb into my laptop. When i was browsing the folders on the hard drive windows told me i didnt have the correct permissions and did i want to access the drive. I clicked yes removed the files my friend needed and then deleted the permission for my laptop to access his folders.

Now my question is have a ****ed up his hard drive when its plugged back into his laptop? Will it say it needs access to my account for him to re open his files, and also will my laptop account name show up under his user permissions area?

Sorry if this sounds dumb but could really use some valuble knowledge.

Thanks guys

A:user account permissions

I don't think so. His permissions would remain i think

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I would like to have a detailed list of the permissions available for each user type in Windows XP namely: Local Administrators, Power Users, and Standard Users. I have already researched on the internet but I have not yet seen a detailed list of the available permissions for each user account type. The more specific permissions the better (the ones that I am seeing on the internet only provide a general description on what permissions are allowed for each user type.

Here are some links that I already have (although these are not very specific):


Thank you!

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I need a list that will tell me all of the changes made in Windows XP from 2000.


In Windows 2000 a POWER user could use the "net use" command to capture a LPT port for a network pritner.

In Windows XP a POWER user cannot. Microsoft changed it to improve security.

Here is the knoweldge base article about it.


So, what else did they change? I would really like to see a simple list of some kind with this information. I have looked and looked and asked on many different forums. I have yet to find any info about this.

A:User permissions in XP vs 2000

This is a common question. Common enough for me to author a page on xp pro's permissions.


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Hi, I apologise if this isn't the right place for this, but I don't see a Server 2003 topic anywhere.

We've inherited the job of IT Support of a large company (7 servers) and everything's going great except it's a nightmare finding out how things are already set up. We've been asked what folders a certain user has access to, and I'm sure there must be an easier way to find out than by looking at every folder shared on the whole network.

Is there some kind of Report function that will give me a list of his permissions across the domain? Or is there a script somewhere that will do it? I know there are commands to list permissions on a certain folder, but I've got too many folders to do that one by one..

A:List of user's permissions

You could right a basic batch file or vbscript that traverses all the directories and files and pipes it to xcacls and then pipes it to the find command to find only permissions for a certain user.

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Hi, I would like to limit the access to certain hard drives for other users on my computer, so when they go to search for files, they can only search C:\ etc.
Also to make it so when they go to 'my computer' they can only access C:\
Help is much appreciated!

A:Setting User Permissions

im assuming you have mutliple partitions like c, d, e and so on. You could get this resolved a couple different ways.
1. you could create a local group on your workstation and put user john doe, in the group then simply dont add him to the c drive.
2. or you could create a local group policy that would not allow you to view certain drives, but the only catch with this is not only will any user on the pc not be able to view the c, but the admin wont either...

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I set up my administrator account and standard user account. Both are Live. Alienware Laptop. On the standard account, users can not even run a game (original Fable that requires disk to start up) without it asking for my password. Which is not always convenient seeing as how I work and all. How do I allow standard users to run programs but not make changes to the computer? So far I have not seen any threads about this. I've been going around in circles in control panel searching for anything that would allow me to grant permission permanently but so far I have found nothing.

A:Standard User Permissions

Hello SquishyBell, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Normally you could use the method in the tutorial below to allow a standard user to "Run as administrator" a program without getting an UAC prompt, but this does not always work with games. If you like, you could give it a try to see if it may work for you.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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I am running 2k3 server with all pc's being 2000 and XP. My issue is that I am the administrator and I would like my assistant to be able to login to the pc's to just install and remove software. With no access to windows settings and all other domain/network settings, and without making him an administrator. Is this possible? Through AD or locally?

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I've been trying to allow various programs access to my other HDDs/Partitions and every time I change the settings and click OK windows immediately forgets the changes.

I've tried r-clicking a HDD -> Properties -> Security and changing from "Everyone" to "Administrators(**-PC\Administrators)". When I do this all the little check boxes below switch to Allow like they should. Apply never becomes lit so I can only click OK or Cancel. I click OK thinking my file permissions are now changed but I still do not have permission. When I repeat the process to make sure windows accepted my changes I see it hasn't and goes back to only having the 3 below checked:

Read & Execute
List folder contents
I've tried this with individual folders on a given HDD too to no avail.
Restarting the computer after making changes does nothing.


A:7 Not Changing User Permissions

Quote: Originally Posted by nellofalltrades

I've been trying to allow various programs access to my other HDDs/Partitions and every time I change the settings and click OK windows immediately forgets the changes.

I've tried r-clicking a HDD -> Properties -> Security and changing from "Everyone" to "Administrators(**-PC\Administrators)". When I do this all the little check boxes below switch to Allow like they should. Apply never becomes lit so I can only click OK or Cancel. I click OK thinking my file permissions are now changed but I still do not have permission. When I repeat the process to make sure windows accepted my changes I see it hasn't and goes back to only having the 3 below checked:

Read & Execute
List folder contents
I've tried this with individual folders on a given HDD too to no avail.
Restarting the computer after making changes does nothing.


Hi and welcome

Im a bit confused. are you just trying to enable sharing? If so it need to be done in advanced sharing.

Let us know


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i have xp pro with 4 user accounts,

1 admin(me)
and 3 limited user accounts

how can i give these limited accounts more permissions i.e cancelling print jobs and changing time without enabling them to make system wide changes or have admin powers??


A:assigning user permissions

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Hi folks,

I'm a reasonably technical person running Win 7 Home Premium, but I'm not much of an "OS guy" and I'm struggling a bit with permissions.

My system is configured with the OS on the C: drive, and it has been customized so that my user profile (My Documents, etc.) is stored on the E: drive, for space reasons.

The problem is, I want to keep my user data separate from my kids' accounts. However, I logged in as my son today and realized that I can see all of my data on the e:\ drive! I can browse to e:\users\myusername, and can see everything in my profile.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do to make it so he can't see that data? I should mention that I'm the only administrator on the box, and if I look at the properties for the e:\users\myusername folder, it shows that both "Administrators" and "Users" have full permission. Can I just remove the "Users" permission?



A:User Permissions Not Working?

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I'm having only one user a/c, administrator, i.e. myself only. However, windows ask me every time for the permission for some tasks and then allow to do it. But I don't know, why it is so? And what is the solution for the same?

A:User Accounts/Permissions

You will never be a "The Administrator", just a member of the Admin Group.

There are some commands that only the built in Administrator account can perform. Therefore at times you will be asked for permission to do this.
It has been this way since Vista and it is to protect the system from yourself.

Learn to live with it!

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I want to install the AI utilities that came with my Asus P8P67 Motherboard. When I have them installed, however, all of the non-admin accounts keep getting a string of 5-6 admin password requests to allow the programs to make changes. This happens upon every login and is more than a little tedious.

I tried to run them as an administrator but that didn't change anything.

Any suggestions other than not installing the utilities?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Professional if it matter.

Thank you.

A:User Permissions for Programs

I take it you want to give non-admin accounts some level of power over the programs?

Go into the admin account.

Find the utilities .exe file (usally something like C:\program files\Asus\TurboV\Turbov.exe) and right click the .exe>Properties>Security>Edit>Left Click the User you want to give the privileges to>Click the appropriate privileges box you want>Click Apply

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups


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